Being nominated by Michael Bloomberg is an exceptional qualification, right?
That was Harriet Mier’s qualification. (Note: I am FAR from the first to see the parallel with Mier.)
If your car is broken down on the side of the highway and you call a demolition guy for help, chances are you’re not looking to fix the tire. NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg didn’t select a coddled media mogul who’s never spent a day inside a public school to be the new schools chancellor as a means to improve the country’s largest school system
You final got it. Bloomberg nominated her because she is in his inner circle of friends.
I don’t know that she is in his inner circle of friends. I am fairly certain she is the last unemployed resident of the Hamptons that he is likely to have chatted with at a cocktail party.
Comparison’s not fair to Miers. She was a lawyer, but nowhere near qualified for what she had been nominated to. But a lawyer. She was from the right field. The fair comparison would be if Bloomberg had nominated a teacher with no administrative training or experience.
I stand corrected on the comparison with Miers in terms of qualifications… but I’m fairly sure it still holds in terms of the selection process.
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